Important Information Relative to Seabase – Please All Read

Please re-read this post from the other day.  Additionally I’ve reposted the baggage policy and newly posted the policy regarding batteries on the plane.  Please be on time, no later than 7:00AM.  Keep in mind that there is extensive construction taking place inside LaGuardia Airport and arriving at the airport before 7:00 AM may not guarantee that you will get to the Frontier Terminal before 7:00 AM.        

  1. Everyone attending is REQUIRED to arrive at Frontier LaGuardia Terminal NO LATER than 7A. For those who may have a tendency to be late, please mentally prepare to arrive at 630A. We will NOT wait anyone who shows up late, SO PLEASE BE ON TIME! In the case 
  2. Flight Info
    F91595 LGA (930A) to MIA (109P)
    F91596 MIA (245P) to LGA (542P)
  3. Everyone traveling is entitled to 1 checked bag (already paid for), if the bag is overweight or you bring more than 1, YOU will be required to pay the applicable fee.
  4. All adults & scouts are required to travel in CLASS A uniform
  5. Don’t forget to bring:
    Florida Sea Base Class B polo
    Florida Sea Base Class B T-Shirt
    Florida Sea Base Water Bottle
  6. If you have not given in a medical yet please contact Anthony
  7. Take the Bonine pill given out at the planning meeting on Friday, lunch to dinner time is ideal 
  8. It is suggested to pack your troop 106 raincoat or something similar if you have it
  9. Don’t forget your cell phone charger & hawaiian shirt

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Committee Meeting Friday, February 17

We are having a Committee Meeting on Friday, February 17.  Please be there at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will start on time.  We will have a short agenda due to our trip to Seabase in the morning.  All parents, adult leaders and committee members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you are currently a chairperson but are unable to attend, please reach out to our Chairman, Pat at pat5208@optonline.net or Dawn at dawnbdesign@gmail.com before Friday.

Please return your completed medical forms and permission slips, if you haven’t done so yet.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Old Business
  1. Troop Debit Card
  • New Business
  1. Committee Reports
  2. TBA

Florida Sea Base Reminders

  1. Everyone attending is REQUIRED to arrive at Frontier LaGuardia Terminal NO LATER than 7A. For those who may have a tendency to be late, please mentally prepare to arrive at 630A. We will NOT wait anyone who shows up late, SO PLEASE BE ON TIME! In the case 
  2. Flight Info
    F91595 LGA (930A) to MIA (109P)
    F91596 MIA (245P) to LGA (542P)
  3. Everyone traveling is entitled to 1 checked bag (already paid for), if the bag is overweight or you bring more than 1, YOU will be required to pay the applicable fee.
  4. All adults & scouts are required to travel in CLASS A uniform
  5. Don’t forget to bring:
    Florida Sea Base Class B polo
    Florida Sea Base Class B T-Shirt
    Florida Sea Base Water Bottle
  6. If you have not given in a medical yet please contact Anthony
  7. Take the Bonine pill given out at the planning meeting on Friday, lunch to dinner time is ideal 
  8. It is suggested to pack your troop 106 raincoat or something similar if you have it
  9. Dont forget your cell phone charger & hawaiian shirt

Any questions direct to Mike

Northern Tier Sign-up Deadline

We have only gotten a few sign-up for Northern Tier so far (5 total). Sign-up closes at 8P on Friday. 

If we don’t get enough of people, we will only take 1 crew.

Feb 17-24, 2018.
We will be doing a bunch of outdoor winter activities and sleep a combination of nights inside and outside.
The cost of this trip will be approx. $1750-$2000/person.

Scouts must be 14 years of age at the time of the trip.
Sign-up requires $100 non-refundable deposit (check made out to Troop 106)

Very Important Drivers Needed

We need drivers for this weekend’s camping trip. Thankfully it is only up to Alpine.

We need 2 cars that can take 3 boys and their gear each & 1 car that can take 4 boys and their gear.

Please respond to this post or email Mike if you are able to help.

We are soooo sorry to put this out so late.

Thank you

Friday – Leaving from Trinity @ 6P
Sun – Leaving Alpine @ 10A

New BSA Policy Re: Gender Identity

            As of Monday, January 30, 2017 the Boys Scouts of America made a statement that its policy regarding the inclusion of gender identity youth in Scouting has taken a huge step, in the opinion of Mike and I, a positive step, in the right direction.  The BSA policy has always been to offer Cub Scout and Boy Scouts to boys and young men for more than 100 years.  Today’s society has changed and the Boy Scouts of America has decided to change in order to serve a wider range of today’s youth.  As a result, the new policy will be that “we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application” is the new policy for the Boy Scouts of America. 

            Some of you may already know that our Troop has been registered with scoutsforequality.org for over a year now.  This is a group in Washington, D.C. whose mission, vision and value statement reads “Scouts for Equality is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization committed to ensuring that the Boy Scouts of America continues to be an organization that contributes positively to the lives of America’s young people. As Scouts, leaders, parents, volunteers, and supporters, we believe that inclusion and mutual respect are traditional Scouting values integral to building character, developing leadership, and promoting good citizenship. We will continue to strive for a Scouting movement that is rooted in equality and is free of discrimination.  The vision of Scouts for Equality is of an inclusive, vibrant, and strong Boy Scouts of America in which members, leaders, parents, volunteers, and supporters treat each other with mutual respect and acknowledge the inherent worth and dignity of all people.  The values of the Scout Law and the creed of the Scout Oath will guide Scouts for Equality’s continued work.”  It also happens that we are the only unit registered with scoutsforequality.org in the Greater New York City Councils.  We anticipate that there may be people who wish to registered as Boy Scouts with our Troop.  We look forward to this opportunity to serve the youth of our community.  Our Chartered Organization, Trinity Lutheran Church has endorsed our decision to be a part of scoutsforequality.org and we know that they endorse the Boy Scouts of America’s new policy regarding transgender youth. 

            You can visit http://scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/bsa-addresses-gender-identity/?utm_source=scoutinglink, to learn more about the BSA policy.  Also visit https://www.scoutsforequality.org/ and read about their organization.  If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Mike or I.